Home
 
Select your preferred language
 
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date Directory
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Black Tie  TV
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
Now Trending
with Alison Minton
 
On the Town
Audrey Reuben
 
Impact Investment
 
Featured Foundations
 
Advertising
 
Co-Hosting Events
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
 
Share this Page
   
 
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
New York Society
 
Palm Beach Society
 
International Society
 
Hampton Society
 
Las Vegas Society
 
West Coast Society
 
U.S. Society
 
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Event Resource Directory
 
Promote your Services
 
Event Talent Directory
 
Feature Your Talent
 
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Blockchain
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Jewelry
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Technology
Theater/Arts
Travel
Wealth Management
 
 
Add your e-mail
 Friends
of Black Tie

 
 
Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

web
analytics
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Philanthropy News 2  3
 Forward this page to your friends

 
Black Tie International
International Myeloma Foundation's 12th Annual Comedy Celebration
 

 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Gabriel Iglesias, Sasheer Zamata, Jim Jefferies, Kevin Nealon, Natasha Leggero, Cristela Alonzo and Chaunté Wayans attend the International Myeloma Foundation 12th Annual Comedy Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation)

 

INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION

 12TH ANNUAL COMEDY CELEBRATION

 
KEVIN NEALON HOSTED NIGHT OF COMEDY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

FEATURINGALL-STAR COMIC LINEUP INCLUDING
CRISTELA ALONZO, GABRIEL IGLESIAS, JIM JEFFERIES,
NATASHA LEGGERO, CHAUNTÉ WAYANS & SASHEER ZAMATA


Proceeds from the Event Benefit the Peter Boyle Research

Fund and Supports the Black Swan Research Initiative
 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 3, 2018) – On Saturday, November 3, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), the first and largest myeloma-specific foundation in the world, presented its 12th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI) at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking With Kevin) hosted an unforgettable evening of laughs featuring some of the biggest names in comedy to raise money for research to find a cure for multiple myeloma, cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells, and one of the fastest growing blood cancers in the world. Nealon took over the hosting duties from Ray Romano, and shared it was an important cause for him to support as his mother has multiple myeloma. At the event he said, "It’s a serious thing and people need to start paying attention."
 
Joining Nealon on-stage was an all-star lineup of comics including 
Cristela Alonzo (Cristela,Lower Classy), Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias), Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show, Jim Jefferies: This is Me Now), Natasha Leggero (The Honeymoon Stand Up Special, Another Period), Chaunté Wayans (Fifty Shades of Black) and Sasheer Zamata (I Feel Pretty, Saturday Night Live).
 
Additional attendees included 
Alex Meneses (Jane the Virgin, Unorganized Crime), Dale Godboldo (Colony, Palomino & Swissy), Dylan Silver (HGTV’s You Wish You Lived Here), Forrest Shaw (Comedian), Howard Hesseman (Dirty Politics, Fresh Off the Boat), Jake Smollett (Food Network’s Smollett Eats), Grace Gibson (All Eyez on Me), plus IMF executives Dr. Brian Durie (IMF Chairman of the Board), Loraine Alterman Boyle (Event Chair & IMF Board Member), Susie Novis Durie 
(IMF Founder & President) and more.

The evening also honored 
Dr. Robert A. Kyle, Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, for his contributions to the myeloma community as a doctor, researcher, and professor of medicine. Sometimes referred to as the “grandfather” of myeloma, Dr. Kyle has had a career spanning 50 years. He has published over 1,000 studies in medical journals, mentored generations of doctors who are now among the top researchers in the world, and at 90 continues to be a major influence in the myeloma researching community.
 
For the second year, the IMF presented an exclusive live stream of the red carpet arrivals on the International Myeloma Foundation’s Facebook page. Co-hosted by TV personality 
Alie Ward and former pageant queen Daphne Lee (Miss Black USA 2017), the live stream featured red carpet interviews with attending celebrities and myeloma experts, as well as an exclusive look into the into the silent auction display. The silent auction featuring iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences. A replay of the entire live stream can be viewed on Facebook.com/myeloma.
 
Proceeds from event benefit the 
Peter Boyle Research Fund, named for the beloved actor who died in 2006 after a four-year battle with myeloma. Since the first event in 2007, the annual IMF Comedy Celebration has featured over 50 celebrity comedians and musical performers, and raised more than $7 million.
 
For the sixth year, the event also supports the International Myeloma Foundation’s signature 
Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI), a groundbreaking and collaborative global project aimed at developing the first definitive cure for myeloma led by a multinational consortium of leading myeloma experts. Through the Black Swan Research Initiative, the IMF is conducting over 40 concurrent studies to find the cure, including the recently launched “CURE” clinical trial in the United States, and the world’s largest prevention study in Iceland.
 
The International Myeloma Foundation 12th Annual Comedy Celebration is presented by 
Celgene
and Takeda.
 
About the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

For 28 years, the International Myeloma Foundation has remained dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients through its four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.  The IMF is a world-recognized leader in myeloma with a global reach of over 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide – including patients, caregivers, family members, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Through their signature research program, the Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI), the IMF is on the cusp of finding a cure for a subset of myeloma patients.  The IMF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and finding a cure. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE (2873). The global website is myeloma.org. Follow the IMF on Twitter @IMFmyeloma. 

 

Joyce Brooks and Gerard Mc Keon.  Photo by:  Rose Billings / Blacktiemagazine.com

To list an Upcoming Event
Contact: joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

Promote Your Event or Business
Contact: gerard@blacktiemagazine.com

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,  
Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie
Advertising

 

 
 

Back to Celebrity Philanthropy


 


 




 

 


Save the Date 2020

 
Womens e news
 

HeartShare

 
Alzeimers Drug Discovery Foundation


 

Search the Site

 

 

Impact Investment

carbon geocycle
 
secret paradise resort
 
round island, seychelles
 

Black Tie China

 

Black Tie Philippines

black tie philippines
 

Nightlife with Rose Billings

 
sara Johnson
 
debutante Ball
 
Judy Kuriansky
 
Gerard Mc Keon
 

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

st_patricks_day_2020
 
sera Vergera
 
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
 
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
 
princess margaret of kent
 
hudson river park annual Gala
 
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
 
clive davis
 
proincess grace awards
 
american hospital of paris foundation
 
french heritage society
 
lupus research alliance
 
un women for peace
 
ben kingsley
 
Friends of Black Tie
 
ceylon tea party
 
ecosoc
 
joyce brooks
 
central park conservatory
 
UN Correspondents Association
 
cardinal dolan
 
palm beach heart ball
 
vienese opera ball
 
lady in red gala
 
sanford stem cell
 
weizmann institute
 
carlos slim
 
israel 65th anniversary
 

Black Tie International Realty

 

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |